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#29 This one simple sentence will make your colleagues laugh

February 9. 2018. 0 Comments

Let’s have some fun with this weird German language! In this series of posts, I’ll show you how to make your German speaking colleagues laugh, with one simple sentence. Flöten gehen (to go pipe) die Flöte is the flute, and flöten is to pipe. Hey, let’s go pipe somewhere, like the Pied Piper of Hamelin! No, this doesn’t make any sense :-) What this expression really means is something totally…

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#28 This one simple sentence will make your colleagues laugh

February 2. 2018. 4 Comments

Let’s have some fun with this weird German language! In this series of posts, I’ll show you how to make your German speaking colleagues laugh, with one simple sentence. Tote Hose (Dead pants) Can pants actually die? Not really :-) But, what about the opposite? Imagine some really alive, swinging pants… And now, imagine some dead pants, some that are really dead boring … So what we actually mean with…

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#27 This one simple sentence will make your colleagues laugh

January 26. 2018. 1 Comment

Let’s have some fun with this weird German language! In this series of posts, I’ll show you how to make your German speaking colleagues laugh, with one simple sentence. Es ist arschkalt (It is ass cold) Well, I think it’s clear what this expression means. I actually found an English expression that is way more funny than the German one … And yes, it’s colloquial, I mean “der Arsch” means…

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#26 This one simple sentence will make your colleagues laugh

January 19. 2018. 0 Comments

Let’s have some fun with this weird German language! In this series of posts, I’ll show you how to make your German speaking colleagues laugh, with one simple sentence. Jacke wie Hose sein (Jacket like trousers to be) A Jacket is something different than trousers or pants. They have a different form and a different usage. But if we look more closely we’ll find that they are oftentimes made of…

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